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How to install Ubuntu on Dell Latitude 7490 + Dual boot

Dell Latitude 7490 Ubuntu

Here is How to install Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell Latitude 7490 by just following a few steps you can try or install this operating system. So without wasting time lets discuss the whole procedure to install this OS on your Dell Latitude 7490

About Dell Latitude 7490

  • Dell Latitude 7490 comes with a 14-inch FHD touch with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
  • It is powered by Intel Core i7-8650U vPro processor with 8GB DDR4-2400MHz RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD.
  • The graphics in Dell Latitude 7490 are powered by Intel UHD Graphics 620.
  • Dell Latitude 7490 has a battery capacity of 60WHr.
  • Finally, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit is pre-installed.

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About Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux Debian operating system.
  • Also, Ubuntu offers three editions Desktop, server, cloud, and Ubuntu core.
  • It provides new releases every 6 months while LTS occurs every 2 years.
  • Ubuntu is developed by Canonical which provides free security updates and support to its users.
  • Furthermore, for installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Dell Latitude 7490 you meet minimum requirements such as 2GB RAM, Dual Core Processor (2 GH) and 25 GB free space.

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Advantages of installing Ubuntu

  1. It is free of cost while the official Windows operating system is chargeable.
  2. Ubuntu can be run without installing and can be used for testing purpose. You can simply run it live from your USB or DVD drive and it can be a portable OS.
  3. Ubuntu is customizable while on Windows you can only customize some components.
    It is more secure.
  4. Ubuntu is good for developers. It provides Unix utilities combined with Piping and redirection which can blow any programmers mind. The Unix shell can be customized to make it easy to write the programs.
  5. It can be updated without restarting.
  6. The way Ubuntu has been created it is very difficult for a virus to survive so there is no need to install anti-virus software in Ubuntu.

instructions to install Ubuntu on Dell Latitude 7490

Make sure you have the latest Ubuntu Operating system Downloaded from the official Site, if not then download it from here

1. Create a Bootable Disk

The downloaded ISO file is to be burned into a USB/DVD or flash drive which will be used to boot the computer.

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Recommended drive – USB 

Tips to Boot a USB Device

  1. Download Rufus
  2. install Ubuntu on Dell Latitude 7490 with rufus
  3. After installing Rufus simply select the Ubuntu ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  4. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

2. Change boot-order to boot from USB in Dell Latitude 7490

  • Turn your Dell laptop off
  • It is not necessary to change the Boot order in your Dell Latitude 7490.
  • All you have to do is insert the Bootable USB drive in your Laptop and press F12 and boot it from there.

3. Boot from the Drive USB/DVD

  • After successfully booting your USB stick you need to turn off your Dell Latitude 7490 to install Ubuntu on it.
  • Insert the USB in port and once you will restart your laptop the screen presenting “Try Ubuntu” and “Install Ubuntu” will be shown to you.
  • You can either try ubuntu or install Ubuntu, Although Try option is for testing the operating system this process will also take some time.
  • So if you are continuing with install Ubuntu then read the further guide.

4. Installing Ubuntu 18.04

There are many steps in the process of installing Ubuntu on your Dell Latitude 7490 which will be provided step-by-step below,

1. Choosing Keyboard

  1. Choose a keyboard layout and click Continue and by default English option is selected.
  2. Now you have to choose a type of installation as there are two types – Normal and Minimal installation. In our case, we have preferred the normal installation.
  3. Downloading updates while installing must be turned off for a faster installation.
  4. install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, MP3 and additional media formats should be selected only is internet connection is available while installation.
  5. Finally, click continue to proceed.

2. Selecting the installation type

Installation options,

  1. Erase the whole disk and install the Ubuntu: It is the easiest way to install Ubuntu on your Dell Latitude 7490. A fresh copy will be installed on your Laptop by erasing all the stored data on your PC.
  2. For security Encrypting new Ubuntu installation for security: Not to worry about this option as this option will ensure the security of your drives.
  3. Using LVM: LVM or Logical Volume Management
  4. Something Else: Use this option if you want to install Ubuntu along with existing Operating system such as Windows 10. In addition, only select this option if you are familiar with such technical task.

3. Creating Partitions for Something Else Option

  • To create the partition on your own you can click “New Partition Table
  • Click on Continue and create a /boot partition of size 1.5GB. Select free space and click on the “+” symbol for creating a new partition.
  • Now click on OK
  • Let’s create the /home partition of size more than 18GB.
  • Next, create partitions /  of 6GB and /var of 4GB by using the process we have discussed with you.
  • Lastly, Create the swap area partition of 2GB.
  • Check that all the partitions are made correctly or not. Once you have created the partitions successfully you can proceed to the further steps by clicking Install Now.

5. Selecting Time Zone

Choose the desired time zone and click on continue

6. Providing user credentials

Give your information to the page prompted to you. The page will ask your name, computers name, username, and the password. Finally, click on continue to begin the process of installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on your Dell Latitude 7490.

7. Start installation

Installation may take around 5 to 10 minutes on your Microsoft Laptop which may depend on the speed of Laptop.

8. Restart and Login

Restart your computer and enter the login details you have provided previously in User credentials.

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